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Taylor Irving Cook, MD
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    98 Wentworth Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Pat, So sorry to hear of Taylors passing. May God bless you. We are praying for you and your loved ones. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Maureen and Bubba

“Dear Patplease accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of your husband Taylor. I will keep you and Allison in my prayers. I pray that you are...Read More ยป
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Taylor Irving Cook of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a physician who spent 30 years in the Navy Medical Corps, died peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2022, after a long illness, with his wife of 47 years, Patricia Ann Cook, at his side.

Dr. Cook was born March 4, 1937, in Providence, Rhode Island, and was the eldest son of Byron Forest Cook and Dorothy Gladys Taylor Cook. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island and an MD from the University of Vermont. Following graduation from medical school in 1965, he completed his internship at National Navy Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He then served two tours of duty as a Navy Flight Surgeon during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968 aboard the USS Coral Sea and the USS Ranger. Upon his return, he completed a general surgery residency and critical care fellowship at Naval Hospital, San Diego, California. From 1972 to 1984, he served in multiple roles in the Navy including as an attending surgeon at Naval Hospital, Long Beach, California; Medical Director of the Third Marine Air Wing in El Toro, California; Senior Flight Surgeon on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt; Chief of Surgery at Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida; and Executive Officer of Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. From 1984 to 1986, he was the Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, a role that he considered one of the highlights of his career. He served in Operation Desert Storm, where he led in-theater Navy medical support, from 1990 to 1991. Upon his return, he led a demonstration project for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), which later became Tricare for Life. Following his retirement as a Captain, Navy Medical Corps, in 1992, he served as the Medical Director ... READ MORE →